I am currently an empty nester, who spends much of my time with kids through my profession of an elementary teacher. I teach at an environmental school which means we make lots of earth connections in our learning and spend more time outside in our woods, learning areas or the nature center across the street. I LOVE animals and recycling/composting--generally trying to reduce my footprint.
Outside of my job, my passion is spending time with friends and family, entertaining, reading (mainly fiction, though my book club challenges me to move beyond my preferences) , traveling, the theatre and time outdoors either walking/hiking or with a friend and a cup of coffee or glass of wine (just being is fine).
I just enjoyed my first airbnb stay at Urban Farm in Chicago (it was delightful) where daughter #2 will be a freshman at Columbia next year. One of their values is "Live what you Love" and I believe that is one of my new mottos!